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Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.

Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.
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Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.

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Episodes

65. U.S. Senator and Author George LeMieux

10/9/2019
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George LeMieux’s passion for politics began at an early age when a pivotal moment made him realize that being a part of public office can be truly impactful. LeMieux went on to lead Charlie Crist’s successful gubernatorial campaign and serve as Chief of Staff to the governor before being appointed as Florida’s 34th Senator in […] The post 65. U.S. Senator and Author George LeMieux appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:24:03

Flagler College President Dr. Joe Joyner

9/24/2019
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Flagler College President Dr. Joseph Joyner is a third-generation educator and his passion for the classroom has been the guiding force of his career. From Florida State University football player to teacher to superintendent of St. Johns County School District, Dr. Joyner’s work and leadership has been recognized many times over for its commitment to […] The post 64. Flagler College President Dr. Joe Joyner appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:44:45

63. International Speedway Corporation Vice President of Sales and Marketing Frank Kelleher

8/28/2019
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NASCAR fans, this one’s for you. This week on Fluent in Floridian, International Speedway Corporation VP of Sales and Marketing Frank Kelleher takes the driver’s seat to share what life is like working for one of the largest motorsports corporations in the world. From the high-energy, epic sporting event of the Daytona 500 (the racing […] The post 63. International Speedway Corporation Vice President of Sales and Marketing Frank Kelleher appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:39:59

62. Who is a Florida leader that you admire?

8/14/2019
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At the end of every Fluent in Floridian podcast, we ask our guests the same four questions. One of those questions is “Who is a Florida leader that you admire?” In this compilation episode, you’ll hear fascinating answers to this question by Orlando Mayer Buddy Dyer, Florida Sports Foundation President Angela Suggs, U.S Attorney for […] The post 62. Who is a Florida leader that you admire? appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:14:24

61. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Florida Director Susan Glickman

7/17/2019
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Growing up in Tampa as a young girl, Susan Glickman had a childhood that created a heart for advocacy. As a child, she saw her father open one of the few desegregated dentist offices in Tampa. As a young Jewish woman, she attended Episcopal and Catholic private schools. Early in her career, she helped her […] The post 61. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Florida Director Susan Glickman appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:44:19

60. Astronaut Norm Thagard

7/3/2019
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At 75 years young, Dr. Norman E. Thagard is a Floridian whose work has been immortalized in history books. While he jokes about being a foot-note on Sally Ride’s first trip to space, Dr. Thagard has had a long and illustrious career as a doctor, pilot, engineer, astronaut and first American Cosmonaut. A two-time graduate […] The post 60. Astronaut Norm Thagard appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:44:41

59. Florida Polytechnic President Dr. Randy Avent

6/20/2019
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Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy Avent embodies what it means to bring application to education. A longtime researcher, Dr. Avent has led the university to go all in on STEM studies. When students aren’t in the classroom or library working hard, they’re likely to find Dr. Avent enjoying the beautiful campus, taking part in […] The post 59. Florida Polytechnic President Dr. Randy Avent appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:45:34

58. Orlando Director of Sustainability Chris Castro

6/5/2019
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Albert Einstein famously said, “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Thinking differently has never been a problem for Chris Castro, the Director of Sustainability for the City of Orlando and a self-proclaimed ‘ecopreneur,’ who has made it his mission to catalyze change through organizations such as […] The post 58. Orlando Director of Sustainability Chris Castro appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:41:39

57. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

5/22/2019
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The man who never saw himself in local politics has presided over one of the most vibrant, up-and-coming cities in the Southeast. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has seen the city’s rapid growth over the years and has been proactive in finding solutions for some of its most pressing needs. By his own admission, Mayor […] The post 57. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:43:58

56. Florida House Representative Anna Eskamani

5/8/2019
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You’ve never met a legislator like Anna Eskamani. The first Iranian-American to hold public office in Florida ran a campaign rooted in her identity and values, and it paid off when she overwhelmingly won House District 47 in Central Florida. The post 56. Florida House Representative Anna Eskamani appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:38:26

55. Florida Sports Foundation President Angela Suggs

4/24/2019
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The Super Bowl is coming! The Special Olympics are coming! The World Cup is (potentially) coming! Angela Suggs is the Paul Revere of Florida sports. In her role as president of the Florida Sports Foundation, she’s had the privilege of heralding all sorts of good news in Florida’s sports scene. In the latest Fluent […] The post 55. Florida Sports Foundation President Angela Suggs appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:43:19

54. Longtime Republican Operative Mac Stipanovich

4/10/2019
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Mac Stipanovich is known throughout Florida as a Republican cognoscente, so when he penned an open letter to his fellow Republicans in 2016 imploring them to vote for Hillary Clinton, it came as somewhat of a shock. Now he’s left the Republican party completely. He explains why in the latest episode of Fluent in […] The post 54. Longtime Republican Operative Mac Stipanovich appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:41:25

53. Former Director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use Christian Bax

3/27/2019
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The fastest growing sector in the United States job market isn’t technology or real estate. It’s marijuana. The post 53. Former Director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use Christian Bax appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:38:04

52. Florida A&M University President Dr. Larry Robinson

3/13/2019
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Dr. Larry Robinson has been a steadfast presence at Florida A&M University since joining the faculty as a visiting professor in 1997. A nuclear chemist and researcher by trade, Dr. Robinson went on to serve as interim president at FAMU on three separate occasions. In 2017, he was finally named the 12th president of Florida's only historically black public university. The post 52. Florida A&M University President Dr. Larry Robinson appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:38:16

51. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Larry Keefe

2/27/2019
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One of three U.S. Attorneys for the state of Florida, Larry Keefe has spent his life setting and achieving his goals as the result of hard work and great mentorship. On the newest episode of Fluent in Floridian, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Larry Keefe talks to SalterMitchell PR CEO April Salter […] The post 51. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Larry Keefe appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:39:28

50. Miami-Dade County Chief Resilience Officer Jim Murley

2/15/2019
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“The future 100 years of Southeast Florida will be about managing the water relevant to the land, building vertically, and connecting them with elevated transportation systems.” This week on Fluent in Floridian, SalterMitchell PR President, Heidi Otway, sits down with Jim Murley, the Chief Resilience Officer for Miami-Dade County to talk about the ways Southeast […] The post 50. Miami-Dade County Chief Resilience Officer Jim Murley appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:40:28

49. Tampa Bay Times Editor of Editorials Tim Nickens

2/4/2019
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Since he was in the eighth grade, Tim Nickens knew he would be a journalist. What began as a dream to become a sports writer turned into a 35-year career reporting for two of Florida’s top newspapers and winning a Pulitzer Prize. Nickens is Fluent in Floridian. Over the course of his impressive career, he […] The post 49. Tampa Bay Times Editor of Editorials Tim Nickens appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:33:06

48. Florida Conservation Voters Executive Director Aliki Moncrief

1/23/2019
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Sea level rise. Unprecedented super storms. Toxic algae blooms. The effects of climate change on Florida’s environment have become increasingly overt in the last decade. However, activists like Aliki Moncrief are reminding us that while global warming is a human-made phenomenon, it can also be solved by people working together. As the executive director […] The post 48. Florida Conservation Voters Executive Director Aliki Moncrief appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:27:05

47. Film Florida Executive Director John Lux

1/14/2019
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John Lux got his start in Florida working for Walt Disney World, but after leaving the mouse’s house, he was drawn to a career in film production. Since becoming involved with Film Florida, Lux progressed from volunteer to treasurer before being named the full-time executive director in 2016. Lux is Fluent in Floridian. As […] The post 47. Film Florida Executive Director John Lux appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:33:26

46. Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg

12/19/2018
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When Eric Eikenberg graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he had little idea who Stoneman Douglas was, or that he would be walking in her boot-prints as an activist championing the Florida Everglades. Eikenberg began his position as the CEO of the Everglades Foundation in 2012 and has since been an unapologetic advocate for […] The post 46. Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:34:14